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Lesley Hall Scholarship 2018

The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered by Arts Access Victoria (AAV) which recognises the power of the arts to influence social change. It honours the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability.

  • Scholarships granted: One each year
  • Amount: $5000
  • Internship: 12 months at AAV
  • Frequency: Annual
  • Timing: Applications open 1 October 2018 and close 31 October 2018 at 5pm

Despite the many advances in community inclusion for people with disability, significant obstacles to the achievement of full and equal participation remain. This scholarship aims to encourage people with disability to express the lived experience of disability in a contemporary society through art.

The Lesley Hall Arts and Disability Scholarship wishes to celebrate and nurture advocates with disability who are passionate about change and whose aspirations align with Lesley Hall’s desire for an egalitarian and inclusive community. The successful applicant will be a person with disability who has an idea for an artwork or art project that reveals the experience of disability and provokes debate about human rights and disability.

This award will support the successful scholarship winner to deliver an arts project or artwork that will highlight the experience of disability, promote human rights for people with disability or advocate for social change. In addition to a $5000 grant, the scholarship winner will be offered a 12-month internship at AAV, working with mentors to develop their advocacy skills and networks. This is a rare leadership development opportunity.

How to apply

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Download the application form (Word, 32KB) and the A4 flyer (PDF 400KB).

For more information and to apply, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (Word, 34KB), or contact Eva Sifis on 9699 8299 or